US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian gunboats

Michael Gabriel Hernandez

A US patrol boat fired warning shots at Iranian gunboats in the Persian Gulf after they approached at rapid speed and came within an “unnecessarily close range with unknown intent,” the Navy said on Tuesday.

Strait of Hormuz, via Google Maps.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) ships closed within as little as 68 yards (62 meters) from the USS Firebolt and the USCGC Baranoff while the US ships “were conducting routine maritime security operations in international waters” late Monday, said the Navy.

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